Review: Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Love Story“For Erin Blackwell, majoring in creative writing at the New York City college of her dreams is more than a chance to fulfill her ambitions—it’s her ticket away from the tragic memories that shadow her family’s racehorse farm in Kentucky. But when she refuses to major in business and take over the farm herself someday, her grandmother gives Erin’s college tuition and promised inheritance to their maddeningly handsome stable boy, Hunter Allen. Now Erin has to win an internship and work late nights at a local coffee shop to make her own dreams a reality. She should despise Hunter . . . so why does he sneak into her thoughts as the hero of her latest writing assignment?

Then, on the day she’s sharing that assignment with her class, Hunter walks in. He’s joining her class. And after he reads about himself in her story, her private fantasies about him must be painfully clear. She only hopes to persuade him not to reveal her secret to everyone else. But Hunter devises his own creative revenge, writing sexy stories that drive the whole class wild with curiosity and fill Erin’s heart with longing. Now she’s not just imagining what might have been. She’s writing a whole new ending for her romance with Hunter . . . except this story could come true.”

Pure romances are usually a genre I steer clear of, but I’ve always heard great things about Jennifer Echols so I just had to give Love Story a try. Mind you, I love to read about love, I just usually like it to be a side story, not the focus. That said, in this book are some of my favorite things to read about Kentucky and writing.

I have to admit sometimes when there are stories or long speeches in a book I’m reading, I sometimes don’t totally get into them. The short stories written by both Erin and Hunter throughout the book kept me very entertained and eager for the next one. I loved how each character toyed with one another with their writing. Actually the entire book kept me glued to the pages (screen) with my need to know just what the characters would write next to get back at one another.

I loved the characters, Erin was strong and determined to make things work. Hunter was charming and came across as a bit jerky, but you could tell early on that was a major struggle for him. Their friends were all amusing and loveable in their own ways.

My major complaint was that one of the major story lines was seemingly left unresolved, I’m hesitant to go into specifics but it centers on the main obstacle in the story – money/the inheritance.

Because some people consider YA and teen to be the same thing, I just want to note that this book is YOUNG ADULT.

Love Story will be in stores on July 19. I received my copy for review from Simon & Schuster via Galley Grab in exchange for my honest review.

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Comments

  1. jules Ablaw says:

    I’m still undecided about this one…great review thou!

  2. France says:

    I loved the stories that Echol’s characters wrote. For as much as they were only written for the other, they really showed their deep feelings within them. I loved Erin and Hunter’s history together even if their ‘status’ and family secrets kept them apart all through their lower schooling.

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